Odysseus met Aeolus who tried to help Odysseus back home but their planned failed because Odysseus's men opened the bad bag . Shortly after, the Laestrygones, a tribe of man eating giants, threw boulders at Odysseus and his men, leaving odysseus himself and 45 of his men.
The Land of the Dead
Then a seaborne death soft as this hand of mist will come upon you when you are wearied out with rich old age, your country folk in blessed peace around you. And all this shall be just as I foretell. . . .
Odysseus travels to the River of Ocean in the land of the Cimmerians. There he pours libations and performs sacrifices as Circe earlier instructs him to do to attract the souls of the dead.
Sirens, Scylla, and Charybdis
Oh no! We have encountered Scylla and Charybdis!
Don't you dare touch the cattle on this island!
Odysseus and his men head to the Land of the Dead, with the help of Circe. He then commits a sacrifice to get Tiresais' (a blind seer) help. After, he talks to his mother, who is a ghost, as well as his crew member. He also speaks to the seer that gives him a prophecy. Odysseus and his men set sail after he hears the prophecy.
Once they have passed the Sirens' island, Odysseus and his men must get through between Scylla and Charybdis. Scylla is a six-headed monster who, when ships pass, swallows one sailor for each head. Charybdis is an enormous whirlpool that threatens to swallow the entire ship.
Odysseus and his crew arrive at Thrinacia after passing Scylla and Charybdis. Odysseus has been warned by both Circe and the shade of Tiresias to avoid Thrinacia, but his men beg him to let them stop and rest. He reluctantly agrees, but makes them swear an oath not to touch the cattle on the island.